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Pelosi promised Planned Parenthood she wouldn’t pass Obamacare without abortion

Posted in Cecile Richards, Obama and Planned Parenthood, ObamaCare, ObamaCare and abortion, Pelosi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2018 by saynsumthn

  / (From Live Action News)

Image: Nancy Pelosi and former Planned Parenthood Prez Cecile Richards

Nancy Pelosi and former Planned Parenthood Prez Cecile Richards

Despite former President Barack Obama’s promises that “no federal dollars” would be used “to fund abortions and federal conscience laws would remain in place” under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a recent Tweet by former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards unintentionally revealed that funding abortion through the ACA was actually part of the plan from the beginning.

In a series of tweetsRichards responded to pushback against Nancy Pelosi being nominated as Speaker of the House in the newly-elected Congress. In her tweets, Richards said she spoke with Pelosi while the ACA was being pushed through, receiving an assurance that abortion would be part of the healthcare act.

“I also find it interesting – though not surprising – that the effort to go after [Pelosi] is being led by four men in Congress,” Richards tweets. “She was the Speaker of the House when we passed the Affordable Care Act. As  has said himself, we would not have the ACA without her.”

Then came this admission:

I will never forget the meeting with her [Speaker Pelosi], when I was at PP, where she told me in the middle of that fight that she would not pass the ACA if it banned insurance coverage for abortion. Though many “progressive” men were willing to throw women under the bus, she was not.

Image: Cecile Richards Tweet reveals Dems knew ObamaCare would fund abortion (Image: Twitter)

Cecile Richards Tweet reveals Dems knew ObamaCare would fund abortion (Image: Twitter)

Of course, pro-life advocates saw this coming at the time, despite the claims of Pelosi, who even had trouble wrangling members of her own party to vote for the ACA because of its abortion funding.

Planned Parenthood worked tirelessly to elect President Obama, who told members of a 2007 Planned Parenthood event,  “… In my mind reproductive care is essential care. It is basic care. So, it is at the center and at the heart of the plan that I propose….” ‘Reproductive care’ is frequently used as code for abortion.

READ: Gallup poll: Majority of Americans want more abortion restrictions

Despite the American public’s opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions, Planned Parenthood, with direct assistance from Speaker Pelosi, made certain abortion was in the ACA, and we now know this was a deliberate and calculated effort — a cooperation with the abortion industry.

In 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that identified 1,036 ACA plans that covered abortion and received taxpayer subsidies. The 2014 report concluded that more than a thousand federally subsidized ACA policies paid for abortion, often unbeknownst to policyholders.

A recent analysis of ACA plans found that, despite existing regulations requiring it, “For 2014… none of the entities interviewed that billed insurance… either itemized abortion on the premium bill or issued a separate bill that clearly named its purpose for abortion.”

To remedy this, the Trump administration issued a new rule to make certain consumers aren’t forced to pay for abortion coverage if they don’t want to. But, of course, Planned Parenthood, which recently issued a new plan to expand abortion, is crying foul.

Image: Planned Parenthood calls Trump HHS rule change secret plan (Image: PPFA Website)

Planned Parenthood calls Trump HHS rule change secret plan (Image: PPFA Website)

Why would a rule stating that consumers must be told when their plans cover abortion “make it nearly impossible… to cover abortion”? Perhaps Cecile Richards has an inkling that Americans really aren’t as favorable toward abortion as the abortion industry tries to claim.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

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Additional:
From The New York Times (Read: LiveActionNews)

Nancy Pelosi did not want to talk about Planned Parenthood.
It was a meeting of House Democrats early in 2017, during Republicans’ drive that March to strike down the Affordable Care Act. Ms. Pelosi and her political lieutenants laid out their counterattack: Democrats would talk about pre-existing conditions and millions of people losing coverage. And they would talk about an “age tax” — a provision in the Obamacare replacement passed by the House, which would have allowed health insurers to widen the premium gap between younger and older customers.

Ms. Pelosi acknowledged it would require restraint from Democrats. In her own San Francisco district, she said, people wanted her to fight the health care battle over funding for Planned Parenthood and Medicaid. “Those things are in our DNA, but they are not in our talking points,” Ms. Pelosi became fond of saying, according to a close associate.

Cecile Richards: (Excerpt Broadly)

“People’s impressions get based on no information,” she said. “One of the reasons I wrote what I did today is because a woman I know said to me the other day something I couldn’t believe. She was like, ‘I need to know where Pelosi is on abortion rights,’ and I was like, ‘Are you kidding? Nancy Pelosi is the reason we still have access to abortion rights under the Affordable Care Act.’”

Richards explained when the Affordable Care Act was on the verge of being passed, many members of Congress were ready to agree to it being passed while excluding abortion coverage.

When Richards visited Pelosi in her office, she said Pelosi looked her in the eye and said, “If there is an abortion ban, there will not be an Affordable Care Act.”

When it comes to criticisms being lobbed against Pelosi, Richards said much of it is “centimeter deep and a mile wide” and based on “whatever GOP line there is out there that day.”

…In terms of Pelosi’s accomplishments, Richards said there is no Speaker who has paralleled what she’s accomplished when leading the majority, and also when leading the minority.

“She’s done it at the same time as helping to build a caucus that’s beginning to look as diverse as the rest of this country,” Richards said. “A caucus with new progressive women, people of color, women of color, LGBTQ people, who are going to rock Capitol Hill. That’s something to look at and recognize.”

In Richards’ eyes, Pelosi deserves to sit in the seat at the table that she fought so for many years to obtain, a seat Richards also believes will be filled by many more women in the future.

Pro-life leaders arrested in DC during 20wk abortion protest

Posted in Fetal Pain, Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2015 by saynsumthn

UNFOLDING:

Jill Stanek released from jail Boehner officer abortion prolife

Pat Mahoney after arrest tweet

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Troy Newman Pat Mahoney arrested Boehner abortion

#freetheban protest ends with the arrest of 8 #prolife leaders including @JillStanek @revmahoney.

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Troy Newman arrested

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Troy Newman Padded down by DC Police abortion

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Jill Stanek Arrested at Speaker Bohner’s Office
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Jill Stanek kneels with katie Mahoney Boehner abortion prolife

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Rev. Pat Mahoney arrested:

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Pat Mahioney arrested paddy wagon

Pro-choice Robin Marty has something to say today:

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Troy newman next to be arrested

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Earlier today:

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Wednesday pro-life leaders will conduct a pray-in/sit-in at Speaker Boehner’s office as they call for legislation banning all abortions after 20 weeks.

Sadly, the House has failed to schedule a vote on this bill.

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Read more here.

Below are last minute messages from leaders Jill Stanek, Troy Newman, and the Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney who organized the Free the Ban protest :

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Jill Stanek Sit In Abortion

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Troy Newman Boehner abortion

Follow the hashtag #Freetheban on twitter as well as the FB events page for more updates.

Pro-life leaders determined to send message to Speaker Boehner as protest nears

Posted in Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2015 by saynsumthn

This Wednesday please join us for a pray-in/sit-in at Speaker Boehner’s office as we call for legislation banning all abortions after 20 weeks. Sadly, the House has failed to schedule a vote on this bill. People, it’s time to be a voice for those who have no voice!

Those are the words of a Washington D.C. pastor, and director of the Christian Defense Coalition, Patrick Mahoney, one of three pro-life leaders organizing a public protest at the offices of Speaker John Boehner this week.

Free the Ban Jill Troy Pat

Rev. Mahoney, along with former nurse and well-known pro-life blogger Jill Stanek and Operation Rescue president, Troy Newman are planning a sit-it Wednesday at the speaker’s office because GOP leaders broke a promise and cancelled a vote on the “The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

The law would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks when many believe that there is documentation that unborn children can feel pain.

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It was so disappointing to have you pull the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act from being voted on earlier this year.” the group wrote in an open letter to the Speaker recently.

The letter continues:

    “It was even more troubling to have this life-saving legislation withdrawn on the eve of the 2015 March for Life, when hundreds of thousands of Americans had come to Washington, D.C. to embrace human rights and equality for all, and we were promised it would be passed on January 22.

    “Although we are sure this was not your intention, millions felt betrayed by your actions and those of the Republican House leadership. Just one day before scores would be marching in the harsh winter conditions of January, we were still being assured a vote would happen the next day.

    Imagine our further sense of betrayal that, almost two months later, no vote has been rescheduled for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

Protest organizers have called the failure of Republican party leaders to introduce the bill not only a betrayal of the pro-life movement but a betrayal of America’s children.

We expect them to act,” Newman said in an interview with WorldNet Daily, “It’s exactly why the voters put them there. It was in their platform, what they ran on.”

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Newman’s determination to send a clear and uncompromising message to party leaders on Wednesday came through loud and clear just days before the sit-in will take place. Newman said he won’t back down, “We are going there to put pressure on Boehner to get this bill pushed forward,” he told Saynsumthn.

Newman questioned Boehner’s leadership in passing a law most Americans support, “This is the the most “pro-life Congress” in US History but they can’t pass a bill they passed last session?” Newman asked.

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Stanek says that she helped organize this protest after Rep. Renee Ellmers sabotaged the bill when it was originally supposed to be brought forward, that was January 22nd this year, the anniversary of Roe, the law which legalized abortion.

After that, I, for the most part, kept my silence, waiting… and waiting… and waiting for the GOP House leadership to circle back and fix their mess,” Stanek writes on her blog.

The GOP must have mistaken our silence for indifference – when really it was a grand display of unmerited patience – because after January 22 the House leadership went silent itself about the 20-week ban.

“So finally a small group of us said enough and organized a protest for March 25, at 11:00 a.m., at Speaker Boehner’s office, at whose door the buck stops.”

John Boehner

A week before the protest is to occur, Speaker Boehner told Life News that there is no purposeful delay in bringing the bill back to the floor, that it is very important to him and he and Republican leaders are committed to bringing it back to the floor for a vote.

I’m proud to lead a pro-life bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Boehner said.

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The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is the most significant pro-life legislation to come before Congress since enactment of the ban on partial-birth abortions, and it remains an important priority for our majority. We have a moral obligation to defend the defenseless, and we will continue to fight to ensure our nation’s laws respect the sanctity of unborn human life,” the Speaker added.

But protest organizers were not convinced by the Speaker’s grand standing as evidences by Stanek’s response to Boehner, “Words, words,” she writes.

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Stanek’s impatience comes from her own personal experience of holding a dying aborted child in her arms, “For me, it always comes back to the 21-week abortion survivor I held until he died. That sweetheart would be alive today had a 20-week abortion ban been in place.”

Days before the protest, Stanek told Saynsumthn that she is feeling determined to see that the GOP knows she is not going away as a voice for these children, “Wherein lies one of the pro-life movement’s problems. We’re obviously not respected or feared enough to have had someone(s) in the political party that is supposed to uphold our interests carefully shepherd the 20-week abortion ban through the process like it was truly a Big Deal.

Right now I am feeling determined… angry… fed up… and disgusted,” Stanek said.

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Rev. Mahoney is encouraging pro-lifers to join them on Wednesday, citing holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace prize winner, Elie Wiesel, on the group’s events page, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

We cannot be indifferent when it comes to standing for innocent human life and equality for all! Join us on March 25! ‪#‎freetheban‬,” Rev. Mahoney writes.

Image credit: Jill Stanek Blog

Image credit: Jill Stanek Blog

“I, as a nurse at a hospital in Chicago, held an abortion survivor for 45 minutes until he died, and he was 21 weeks old,” Stanek told WorldNet Daily. “An abortion ban such as this would save babies like I held. This is very real to me. I have actually seen and held the babies that the House is just playing around with willy-nilly right now.”

I have determined next Wednesday will be a fitting time to remind politicians, and even we in the pro-life community, about that little guy and others like him, and attempt to restore a sense of urgency on saving these babies from an agonizing, tortured death,” she said.

Anyone who wishes to join Stanek, Newman, and Rev. Mahoney can get additional information on the group’s Facebook page. For updates as the protest unfolds follow the hashtag #freetheban on twitter.

Hilarious vid of Pelosi and Boehner passing gavel

Posted in John Boehner, Pelosi with tags , , , , on January 6, 2015 by saynsumthn

Actually- that mock video was uploaded in 2011.

The real video is here where radically pro-abortion Nancy Pelosi invokes family as she passes the gavel.

Pelosi Passes Gavel to Speaker John Boehner

Health Care/Pelosi Monopoly Game! : No Health Insurance: “Go Directly to Jail” do NOT pass Go

Posted in Constitution, Health Care, Obama with tags , , , , , , on November 13, 2009 by saynsumthn

Pelosi: It’s “fair” to jail people who don’t buy health insurance

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Komo 4 News (ABC Seattle) Reporter Shomari Stone Asks House Speaker Nanci Pelosi :

Excuse me, but I thought Pelosi was “Pro-Choice”? Instead it is all about “Control” – except, aren’t the illegal immigrants exempt from being jailed in this bill? Just Say’n !!!!! It’s all a game and they are “playing” with our lives here!

She would never allow a woman who had an abortion, even a late term abortion to “go to jail” but she would say that a family who has no job because Obama has given all their money to Corporations instead of creating jobs, that family would have to choose ObamaCare and Jail over feeding their kids. What a hypocrite !

Radical Pro-Abort, Nancy Pelosi, Concerns about violence ?

Posted in Abortion, Constitution, Health Care, Obama, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Racism, Religion, Sterilization, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2009 by saynsumthn

Radical Pro-Abort Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, held a Press Conference and expressed concerns about violence in Health Care debate?

Well Nancy – rather than squelching FREE SPEECH how about asking your radical pro-abortion /pro-choice supporters to curb their violence?

NEWS FLASH: A PRO-LIFER Was violently GUNNED Down last week.

Guess I missed the Press Conference where you condemned that kind of actual violence !

In case you Missed it – Nancy – Here is the News Story:

Nancy – here is more you can read about how radical pro-choicers are terrorizing the pro-lifers:

Brutal murder of pro-life activist exposes epidemic of pro-choice terrorism and violence